21A.216J Dilemmas in Bio-Medical Ethics: Playing God or Doing Good? (MIT)
21A.216J Dilemmas in Bio-Medical Ethics: Playing God or Doing Good? (MIT) course is an introduction to the cross-cultural study of bio-medical ethics. It examines moral foundations of the science and practice of western bio-medicine through case studies of abortion, contraception, cloning, organ transplantation, and other issues. It also evaluates challenges that new medical technologies pose to the practice and availability of medical services around the globe, and to cross-cultural ideas of kinship and personhood. It discusses critiques of the bio-medical tradition from anthropological, feminist, legal, religious, and cross-cultural theorists.
- Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Language: English
- Author: James, Erica
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- Tags: Anthropology, cross-cultural study, bio-medical ethics, moral foundations, science, western bio-medicine, case studies, abortion, contraception, cloning, organ transplantation, medical technologies, practice, availability, medical services, globe, kinship, personhood, critique, anthropological, feminist, legal, religious, theorists., theorists, 21A.216J, 21A.216, SP.622J, SP.622,
- Course Publishing Date: Oct 18, 2005